Letters: Everbody's an Islanders fan now

Brian Strait of the Islanders celebrates his first

Brian Strait of the Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammate Lubomir Visnovsky during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (May 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

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OK, so the Islanders are where they haven't been since 2007: in the playoffs ["It's all about winning," Sports, May 7]. On Sunday, the Nassau Coliseum was sold out, filled with people who otherwise dismiss the building as an eyesore that lacks any relevance to them or the community.

Here's a question: How many of the "fans" who occupied seats in the Coliseum on Sunday supported the Nassau County bond proposal that would have created a resource benefiting the community and keeping the Islanders where they belong?

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The time to demonstrate that support was August of 2011; now, it's a matter of wishing the Islanders well in the future.

Kenneth Baglino, Westbury


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